“Whether you prefer OS X or Windows, you’ve probably heard and likely believe that OS X is a ‘closed’ system that won’t let you customize it in the way you can customize Windows, and that real power-users therefore prefer Windows,” Edward Mendelson reports for PC Magazine. “This is a myth.”
MacDailyNews Take: The only people that “prefer” Windows are those who haven’t really used a Mac.
“Unless you’re a skilled programmer, the only changes that you can make in Windows, using Windows’ built-in tools, are changes that affect the way it looks, not what it does,” Mendelson reports. “In contrast, OS X’s Automator feature makes it easy for anyone to create miniature applications and utilities that make OS X perform complex tasks with one or two mouse clicks. You can use Automator to automate almost any task that you perform repeatedly in OS X—and you don’t need to learn a scripting or programming language to do it. There’s nothing like it in any other operating system.”
Mendelson reports, “Automator gives anyone who uses OS X the same power that only high-tech experts have under Windows. It’s one of the reasons I use Windows when I need to, but I use OS X because I want to.”
Much more in the full article – recommended – here.
MacDailyNews Note: For more info, check out Apple’s “Mac 101: Automator” here.